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Summary: Loving God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength

The Power of Love – Part II

Mark 12:30 (quickview) 

February 15, 2004

Mark 12:30 (quickview)  (NIV)

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

…All Your Heart

• More than mere infatuation

• Being passionate in your love

– Desiring God’s presence – Psalm 16:11 (quickview) 

Psalm 16:11 (quickview)  (NIV)

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

…All Your Heart

• More than mere infatuation

• Being passionate in your love

– Desiring God’s presence – Psalm 16:11 (quickview) 

• Cherishing every word – Psalm 119:10-11 (quickview) 

Psalm 119:10-11 (quickview)  (NIV)

I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

…All Your Soul

• The very essence of your being

– Your spiritual “inner man”

• Setting your eternal sights on God

– Willing to risk it all for His glory – Mark 8:34-37 (quickview) 

Mark 8:34-37 (quickview)  (NIV)

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet foreit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

…All Your Mind

• Remembering what God has done – 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (quickview) 

– In your life

– The lives of those around you

1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (quickview)  (NIV)

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.

…All Your Mind

• Remembering what God has done – 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (quickview) 

– In your life

– The lives of those around you

• Dwelling upon God’s words – Psalm 1:2 (quickview) ; 119:97

Psalm 1:2 (quickview)  (NIV)

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 119:97 (quickview)  (NIV)

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

…All Your Mind

• Remembering what God has done – 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (quickview) 

– In your life

– The lives of those around you

• Dwelling upon God’s words – Psalm 1:2 (quickview) ; 119:97

• Spirit controlled thinking – Romans 8:6 (quickview) 

Romans 8:6 (quickview)  (NIV)

The mind of the sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

…All Your Mind

• Remembering what God has done – 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (quickview) 

– In your life

– The lives of those around you

• Dwelling upon God’s words – Psalm 1:2 (quickview) ; 119:97

• Spirit controlled thinking – Romans 8:6 (quickview) 

• Purified thinking – Colossians 3:2 (quickview) ;

Philippians 4:8 (quickview) 

Colossians 3:2 (quickview)  (NIV)

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Philippians 4:8 (quickview)  (NIV)

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

…All Your Strength

• Your actions put your love on display

• Your body is a living sacrifice – Romans 12:1 (quickview) 

– Offer it for God’s glory

– Offer it for God’s service

Romans 12:1 (quickview)  (NIV)

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.


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